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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday, 10 May 2016.
  2. British security services lose their legal fight to force alleged cyber hacker Lauri Love to hand over the passwords to his encrypted computers
  3. Planned fire service cuts are 'still too much', says Labour group
  4. Ipswich Ladies cruise to 8-0 victory in cup final
  5. Updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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That's it for Tuesday's Suffolk Live

The team here is signing off, but we'll be back from 08:00 to bring you our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the county.

Have a great evening.

Overnight weather: Showers which could be locally heavy and thundery

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Tonight we'll see a mixture of showers or longer spells of rain which will be locally heavy and perhaps thundery. Lows of 12C (54F).

Wednesday's weather map
BBC

Tomorrow will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain at first, becoming drier and brighter later, although there's also a risk of thundery showers during the afternoon. Top temperature: 21C (70F).

Get the full forecast where you live at BBC Weather.

Woman in her 90s targeted by distraction burglars

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

A woman in her 90s was told to sit down and not to move by burglars who forced their way into her home, police say.

When the three men encountered the woman at her home in Sapiston, near Bury St Edmunds, they told her there was a water leak and they needed to carry out checks.

The house was searched by two of them, whilst the third remained with the woman, who wasn't harmed during the incident. Two house phones and some keys were stolen.

Post office staff in Bury St Edmunds to take strike action

Steve Martin

BBC Radio Suffolk

Staff at the main Post Office in Bury St Edmunds have voted for strike action.

It's over plans to close the office in the Cornhill and move into neighbouring WHSmith. 

The strike will be on Friday.

Bury St Edmunds post office
BBC

Dozzell: We're here to win the tournament

TWTD.co.uk

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell says he and his England U17s team-mates, who include fellow Blues Ben Morris and Nick Hayes, are at the European Championships in Azerbaijan to win the competition.

In the news: Cause of jockey's death 'unknown'... £20m investment in new crossings considered

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

A final look at our main stories:

Both lanes of A14 'should be fully open by this evening'

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Highways England says the contraflow which has been causing lengthy delays on the A14 around Stowmarket should be removed by this evening.

A spokeswoman said: "To try and minimise disruption as much as possible [essential bridge maintenance] work is being carried out overnight using contraflow.

"This morning the work overran, because our contractors were concerned about the speed limit at the ramps."

The eastbound carriageway will be opened first, then the westbound.

Government 'should have considered withdrawing Sats paper'

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

An executive head teacher has said the government should have considered withdrawing today's Sats paper for 10 and 11-year-olds, after a test paper was published online for the second time in three weeks.

Maria Kemble
BBC

Maria Kemble, head teacher at St Joseph's in Sudbury and St Edmunds in Bury St Edmunds, said: "We have really strict guidelines that we have to follow in terms of managing these tests, so when externally it seems like the people who are in charge don't know what they're doing that really does feel like chaos.

"We'll always have a question mark over this year's results because of what has happened."

The Department for Education said a "rogue marker" was responsible for the leak.

Council considers £20m investment in crossings

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Proposals to invest £20m over the next three years to develop business cases for two crossing schemes will be discussed by Suffolk County Council's cabinet next week.

Ipswich wet dock crossing artists impression
Ben Gummer MP

The two projects are the Lake Lothing third crossing in Lowestoft, which the government has pledged £73.39m towards, and the Ipswich Wet Dock crossing (pictured), which has a pledge of £77.54m.

Colin Noble, leader of the council, said a final business case had to be developed for each project "to unlock the central government contribution towards these important regional projects."

Round-up of fire service cuts

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

In case you've missed some of the detail on the revised cuts to the county's fire service, as well as Wrentham fire station remaining open and Sudbury retaining both its fire engines, these are the other proposals to be discussed by councillors next week:

  • Princes Street Ipswich: Remove second full-time fire engine and reduce full-time fire fighters by 16 instead of 20
  • Ipswich East, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft South fire stations: Remove third fire engine and reduce number of on-call firefighters by six instead of eight
  • Develop plans for a new "blue light" fire station in Ipswich, or refurbish Princes Street, to share facilities with police and ambulance services

Cause of death of retired jockey remains unknown

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

The cause of death of a retired Newmarket jockey, whose body wasn't discovered for several weeks, remains unknown.

An inquest in Bury St Edmunds heard that Derek Brown, 54, died in December. He had lived at Rous Memorial Court in Newmarket, which accommodates retired racing workers.

Mr Brown had been missing for three weeks before his body was found by a member of staff.

An open verdict was recorded, as a post-mortem examination hadn't been able to work out a cause of death due to the decomposition of his body.

Travel: Crash blocks A146 in Barnby

BBC Travel

The A146 Beccles Road in Barnby is blocked and there's queuing traffic in both directions at New Road, because of a crash involving three vehicles.

'Emphatic judgement' welcomed by alleged hacker

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Alleged "cyber hacker" Lauri Love, of Stradishall, has welcomed a landmark ruling that he doesn't need to hand over passwords to the National Crime Agency (NCA), which wants to access information on six bits of encrypted hardware it is holding.  

Lauri Love
BBC

"The district judge was emphatic in her judgement," Mr Love said. "It will go some way to stop the NCA doing this sort of thing in the future."

He said his team were preparing to fight a US attempt to extradite him, which goes before the courts at the end of the month.

Lauri Love victorious, but encryption battle will continue

Chris Baraniuk

Technology reporter

Law enforcement agencies continue to pursue their latest public enemy number one: encryption.

Very simply, encryption means that data is converted to illegible code that can only be unscrambled when the correct "key" is used.

Often, even tech companies can't read the data on encrypted devices used by their customers.

In Lauri Love's case, the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) hoped to access computer equipment by forcing Mr Love to give up the key, but this request has not been approved by the district judge.

As journalist David Allen Green noted in a blog, such approval would have allowed the NCA to "sidestep" the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.

Privacy campaigners have already praised the decision - but the authorities' longer battle over encryption technologies is unlikely to end here.

Mick McCarthy believes he's made more good decisions than bad ones

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has told BBC Suffolk Sport how, over the summer, he'll assess his own performance this season.

Mick McCarthy
BBC

The 57-year-old, who started his managerial career in 1992, says that's always been the way, whether a campaign has been successful or not.

"I think more of my decisions have affected the team positively than negatively, that's why I am still in the job after 24 years," he said.

"Every year I go away and think about things. Not too much has surprised me, but I always learn something." 

EACH Treehouse celebrates anniversary

It's five years since work was completed on the new EACH Treehouse hospice in Ipswich, made possible thanks to a major fundraising campaign which received backing from BBC Radio Suffolk.

We'll bring you more on this anniversary on Friday, but in the meantime, James Hazell has produced this video:

View more on youtube

Mick McCarthy praises 'selfless' Sears

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has hailed the consistency and professionalism of striker Freddie Sears during his first full season at Portman Road.

Freddie Sears
Getty Images

The 26-year-old was presented with the John Kerridge Memorial Trophy, the manager's choice award, at last week's end-of-season dinner.

"He's very selfless whether he's played centre-forward, whether he's played in behind the front man or right or left," McCarthy said.

"He has never once whinged or complained, he's just got on with it and played equally well in every position."

Charity art exhibition raises £175,000

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

A huge art exhibition and an online auction of pictures created by celebrities has helped a Suffolk charity raise £175,000 so far. 

Art for cure exhibit
BBC

Art for Cure was held at Glemham Hall over the May bank holiday weekend, raising money for the cure and treatment of breast cancer. 

It featured sketches from the likes of Ed Sheeran and Andy Murray, as well as work from dozens of other artists and sculptors including Maggi Hambling and Vanessa Stollery.

Afternoon weather: Cloudy and wet with a risk of thunder

BBC Weather

This afternoon will continue to be mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of showery rain, turning heavy at times with a chance of thunder. Top temperature: 16C (61F).

Beyton
Weather Watcher 'Cheryl'

We've got Weather Watcher Cheryl, from Beyton, to thank for today's photograph.

If you'd like to know how to join the ranks of the Weather Watchers, take a look at the website.

Lauri Love 'happy' following court ruling over passwords

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Lauri Love says he's "happy" that a court has ruled he doesn't need to hand over passwords to the National Crime Agency (NCA), which wants to access information on six bits of encrypted hardware it is holding.

Lauri Love
BBC

Mr Love, pictured following an earlier hearing, accused the NCA of trying to undermine protections safeguarding individuals' property.

The NCA argued that screenshots taken from the computers before the encryption kicked in showed that Mr Love had information from Nasa, the US Military and the Department of Energy.

He said: "It is a victory, although it is a more an avoidance of disaster. It retains the status quo which means there has to be safeguards before you force people to undermine their security."

Retaining second fire engine is a 'wonderful victory for Sudbury'

Luke Deal

BBC Radio Suffolk

The mayor of Sudbury says common sense has prevailed, following the announcement that the number of fire engines in the town won't be cut to one.

Sudbury town centre
BBC

Following the announcement of Suffolk County Council's revised savings plan, Jack Owen said: "The Sudbury fire service in my view should be upgraded, but I didn't think that was possible. 

"The fact that we've achieved this is a wonderful victory for Sudbury and the solidarity of Sudbury people."

Success for Ipswich Town LFC

The Lauri Love story so far

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Alleged cyber hacker Lauri Love, from Stradishall, will not have to hand over passwords for his encrypted computers, a judge has ruled.

Lauri Love
BBC

If you're not familiar with the story, here are the basic details:

  • Lauri Love, 31, was arrested in October 2013, facing charges of hacking into agencies including the US Army, Nasa and the US Federal Reserve
  • The US government is seeking his extradition and a hearing is expected later in the year. He faces no charges in the UK
  • If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison
  • In 2015, Mr Love withdrew civil court action against the National Crime Agency (NCA) when the majority of computer equipment seized at the time of his arrest was returned to him
  • As part of the civil action, the NCA asked the court to order Mr Love to hand over passwords because the organisation said it could not decrypt some of his computer files
  • Mr Love fears he would not get a fair trial in the US

Travel: Major delays for drivers on A14 at Stowmarket

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Overrunning roadworks on the A14, which mean a contraflow is still in operation, are causing major delays for drivers both east and westbound approaching the roadworks area at Stowmarket, between J49 and J50. 

A spokeswoman for Highways England says an engineer is on their way to the scene to try to find out what the problem is.

Apologising for the delays, she added: "We'll reopen both carriageways as soon as it's safe to do so."

BreakingSecurity services fail in Lauri Love password bid

British security services have lost their legal fight to force alleged cyber hacker Lauri Love, who is from Stradishall, to hand over the passwords to his encrypted computers in a landmark case.

Martial arts academy will close 'unless it can raise £375,000'

Guy Campbell

BBC Radio Suffolk

The East Anglian Mixed Martial Arts Academy, a charity in Kirkley that helps children and adults keep fit and overcome personal issues, says it needs to raise £375,000 by the end of the year, or it will have to close.

Lee Wall
BBC

Founder Lee Wall, who has set up a fundraising campaign titled Wishing for a Miracle to support plans to move to new premises, says the charity supports a diverse range of people.

"We've got a couple of young ladies that come here who are recovering alcoholics," he said.

"Twice a week they come here without fail. This is their other addiction. They've got rid of the bad addiction, this is the good addiction."

Revised fire service cuts 'show public has been listened to'

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

Suffolk's chief fire officer says revised proposals for cuts to the service show public opinion has been listened to.

Fire engine
BBC

Two of the original proposals which have been scrapped were the closure of Wrentham fire station and the removal of one of Sudbury's fire engines.

Mark Hardingham says while he knows not everyone will be happy, he hopes most will be satisfied.

"We have come to a position where every one of the proposals has either been adjusted or two have been removed completely," he said. "So I think we have listened to what people have said, including our own staff."

Ipswich sudden death 'not suspicious'

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

Police are treating the death of a man in Ipswich yesterday morning as unexplained.

Officers were called to Spring Road just after 07:15, along with paramedics.

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There aren't thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Speedway: Mildenhall's away day blues continue

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk Sport

Mildenhall Fen Tigers slumped to a heavy defeat last night in what was their third away loss in six days.

Danny Halsey
Jeff Higgott

The Suffolk side were beaten 62-23 at Kent Kings, who will now face Birmingham in the National Trophy Final. 

Danny Halsey (pictured), who missed last week's defeats at Kings Lynn and Belle Vue, top scored for the visitors with 10 points.

Hacker suspect ruling due

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

An alleged cyber hacker from Stradishall is expected to find out whether British security services can force him to hand over the passwords of his encrypted computers.

Lauri Love
BBC

The National Crime Agency (NCA) accused Lauri Love of hacking US government networks in October 2013. No charges were brought against him in Britain, but a number of his devices were seized. 

Now the NCA wants the passwords to check data, before returning the electronics. A judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court will make the decision later.

Ladies football: Ipswich cruise to cup success

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Captain Amanda Crump scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town Ladies thumped Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies 8-0 in the Suffolk FA Women's Cup Final at Portman Road last night. 

Suffolk FA Women's Cup
Suffolk FA

Substitute Sophie Welton was also on target twice, with the other goals coming from Hollie Clement, Molly Hall and Libby Dixon in a one-sided final. 

Ipswich led 5-0 at half-time, as they eased to their seventh success in the competition.

Mysterious death of a 'quiet' man

Ipswich Star

Here's the front page of today's Ipswich Star:

Ipswich Star front page
Ipswich Star

Planned fire service cuts 'are still too much'

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

The Labour group on Suffolk County Council says the scaled-back changes to proposed cuts to the fire service are still too much.

Fire engine
BBC

The service had been facing £1.3m cuts from the budget of £22.2m but that saving has been reduced to £1m, following a public consultation.

Sandy Martin, leader of the Labour group, said: "The bit of the consultation process that they appear to have listened to most is the focus groups, which involved the number of people you can count on a few hands.

"The thousands and thousands and thousands of people who signed the petitions would basically say they didn't want to see any reductions in the fire service, and we will still be fighting to prevent any reductions."

Ipswich teenagers shine for England

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town's Andre Dozzell and Ben Morris played their part as England beat France 2-0 in their second match at the European Under-17 Championship last night.

Andre Dozzell
Getty

Dozzell (pictured) set up the opening goal for Morris after 15 minutes. The midfielder, who recently broke into the Town first-team, then played a through-ball which resulted in a penalty. Reiss Nelson converted to double the lead.

England round off their group fixtures against Denmark on Friday.

Travel: Overrunning roadworks cause long delays on the A14 at Stowmarket

BBC Travel

There's queuing traffic for several miles and long delays westbound on the A14 in Stowmarket, between J50 (A1120 Stowupland) and J49 (A1308 Stowmarket), because of overrunning roadworks.

Weather: Cloudy and wet with the risk of thunder

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

Today will be mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of showery rain throughout. There will be heavy downpours at times, with the risk of thunder too. Top temperature: 16C (61F).

Tuesday's weather map
BBC

Tonight will be mild and damp with further outbreaks of rain, which will again be heavy at times. Lows of 12C (54F).

You can get the full forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

In the news: Fire service cuts 'still too much' says Labour group... Hacker suspect ruling due

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

Your morning headlines:

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Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

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